Archive for May 14th, 2020

Hejaaz Hizbolla arrest: The legal fraternity must put the human rights of the victims before surrounding a colleague simply because he is ‘one of them’

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute has written an open letter on 13 May 2020 to Sri Lanka’s Minister of Justice urging Sri Lanka to abide by due process in the case of arrested lawyer Heejaz Hizbullah. While the International Bar Association President is Horacio Bernardes Neto. The IBAHRI is only an entity within […]

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Have the Americans Captured Sri Lankan State Power Neutralising Gota in a Web of Blackmail and Choreographing Agent-Moragoda’s Moves as De Facto President?-(Part 2)

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

By Gandara John /Contd from Part 1 With dedicated medical-personnel and with selfless and disciplined military and police cadres leading the way, Gota very likely saved the lives of about a Million Sri Lankans who may otherwise have died if the medical-lockdown strategy had not been initiated. This strategy, as was explained previously, is logically […]

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VEN. ELLAWALA MEDHANANDA Part 1

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

KAMALIKA PIERIS Revised 27.6.20 Ven. Ellawala Medhananda was born on 28th January 1937. He was named Piyaratne. His father was Ellawala Imiyahami Punchi Mahatthaya and his mother was Hapurugama Kiri Ethana. Father was a person of some standing in the village. He owned considerable land.   He was a building contractor and had 12 or so […]

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Indian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka presents credentials through video conferencing

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia High Commissioner Gopal Baglay said he has prayed to Lord Buddha for the prosperity of Sri Lanka and India Colombo, May 14 (newsin.asia): The new High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka Gopal Baglay presented his Letter of Credence (credentials) to the Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday in a ceremony held […]

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Coming two weeks critical, warns Army Commander

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Courtesy The Island The coming two weeks are critical to Sri Lanka’s battle against COVID-19, Army Commander Lt. Gen Shavendra Silva said, yesterday, urging people to follow health guidelines. “If people follow these regulations, we will be able to rid the country of COVID-19,” he said. Silva, who also heads the presidential task force battling […]

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Roadmap to reopen BIA soon

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror The government has worked out a roadmap for reopening the Bandaranaike International Airport for inbound and outbound passengers with guidelines that include the setting up of a laboratory to test them for COVID-19, Civil Aviation Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said today. He made these remarks regarding the inauguration of a […]

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Sri Lanka to export 200 million face masks to US

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Brandix Apparel Limited has started to export 200 million face masks to the United States, the company said.    Issuing a statement Brandix said that Special Representative of the President and Head of the Presidential Task Force on Economic Revival and Poverty Eradication, Basil Rajapaksa, symbolically handed over the first batch […]

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Coronavirus cases in Sri Lanka hike to 925.

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Nine more persons are reported to have contracted the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, according to the Ministry of Health. With the new cases, the total number of cases in the country has come up to 925. As per the tally of the Epidemiology Unit, 471 active cases are currently under medical care at selected […]

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